The 50/50 Coin Toss of Having a Housemate

There are a lot of things that make university worthwhile – meeting amazing friends, making spectacular memories and getting a great education are only a few of them. Every day can be a new adventure if you want it to. A huge part of this, other than your own desire, is the friends that you make. Starting from your housemates and moving outward.

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A-Level Results Day: What’s Next?

The fateful day is finally upon us. All that hard work that you’ve been putting in over the past couple of years has come to an end, and it’s time to face the music. So, now that you’re up bright and early, waiting to pick up your results, you’re probably thinking about all the options ahead of you. Remember, no matter you’re results, you have A TONNE of options!

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Explore Lancaster with Pokémon Go

From your student flats in Lancaster to the university grounds, there is a Pokémon around every corner thanks to the hottest app in the world right now: Pokémon Go. From the lowly Pidgey to the beloved Squirtle, Lancaster is rife with these colourful pocket monsters that everyone and their grandmother is going mad for.

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Top 4 Apps for Students

Living in the modern world, there are lots of ways the technological revolution that we are living through can help you in your studies. The internet is the most powerful weapon that a student can wield, after all. With a world of things to aid you in your quest for knowledge, it can be difficult to know what to actually use. This is especially the case for apps, where there are hundreds available for every function you can imagine.

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Ay Up, Me Duck!: How to Speak Leicester

If you’ve ever ventured into the wonderful land of Leicester, you may have overheard some interesting conversations – many of which you have probably not caught a single word of.

See, Leicester – like many cities around the UK – has its own dialect. What may seem like a completely different language to you is actually a complete normality for those of us who live here!

So before you head down to start your university journey with us here in Leicester, make sure that you’re reading up on some of the slang so you can actually understand what we’re talking about!

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Exam Time, Nap Time

Exams, exams, exams; will it ever end? The sight of coffee cups, tired bags under the eyes and a pile of books a mile high seem to be the university’s new aesthetic. It feels like it’s do or die on a daily basis, but does it have to be this way?

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Undercover Professors

We’ve all done it, sat in the back of the lecture room and had a bit of a moan about the professor. But, imagine if the person sat next to you was a professor! The horror most of us would feel would be unmatched, forcing us to leave the country at a minimum and blast off into the blackness of space at worst.

Unfortunately for the students of Northern Essex Community College, in Massachusetts, USA, one professor took it a step further. He enrolled himself as a full-time student. A professor of organic chemistry enrolled to study a liberal arts BA, in an effort to help himself better understand what it is like to be a student in the modern university environment.

This is what happened when Professor Mike Cross released his inner Nancy Drew.

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Duck, Duck, Mortar Board!

Graduation has never been safer – thanks to the efforts of universities to ban the dangerous act of throwing motor boards after graduation proceedings. This trend began at the University of East Anglia, but fear not; it is sure to spread across the country like a wildfire of spectacular health and safety protocol.

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Take a Break!

Let’s be honest, nobody loves revision, but it’s a necessary evil when you’re studying. You’re most likely researching revision techniques right now, but knowing how to make the most out of your revision isn’t just about memorising. Having breaks from studying is just as important; resting your brain will let you be more productive later on.

And who doesn’t like an excuse to not look at the books anymore?

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7 Things You Never Knew About Lancaster

Lancaster is a city full of hidden nooks and crannies, interesting stories and a rich history to get lost in. But, there are still a lot of things that people who have lived here their whole lives may not know. Here is a collection of some interesting titbits about the fair city of Lancaster that you may have never heard!

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